Basic Ankle Sock | Knit Pattern

June 8, 2021 Off By admin



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Hey everyone! This video will be teaching the basics of knitting a sock. This one is an ankle sock. Easy to learn and fun to make. If you make a sock using this tutorial please let me know how yours turns out.
Thanks for coming back and watching!

Items Used:
Boye Aluminum double pointed needles, size 3 (3.25mm)
Yarn Bee Fetching yarn in Citrine
Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:
28 sts and 40 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Size:
Woman’s small (medium, large) fits shoe size 5-7 (7 1/2 – 9, 9 1/2+)
Instructions are giving for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Materials:
DK weight or 3ply Light yarn; 100 yrds/ 50g: 1, (1, 2) balls

Instructions:
Cuff:
Cast on 42 (48, 56) sts
Divide evenly on 3 of your double pointed needles.
Ribb: *K1, P1; rep from * around.
Repeat Ribbing for 7 (8, 9) times.

Heel Flap:
You will only be working half of your stitches.
Row 1 (rightside): K21 (24, 28) turn.
Slip remaining sts on needle together. We won’t be working the other 21 sts right now.
NOTE: When slipping sts in this pattern, slip them purlwise.
Row 2: Sl1, P20 (23, 27), turn.
Row 3: Sl1, K20 (23, 27), turn.
Row 4: Sl1, P20 (23, 27), turn.
Repeat Rows 3 & 4, 10 (12, 14) times.

Heel Turn:
Row 1 (right side): K14 (16, 19), SSK, turn.
Row 2: Sl1, P7 (8, 10), P2tog, turn.
Row 3: Sl1, K7 (8, 10), SSK, turn.
Row 4: Sl1, P7 (8, 10), P2tog, turn
Repeat Rows 3 & 4, 4 (5, 6) times, until only 9 (10, 12) sts remain.

Gusset Setup:
Row 1: K9 (10, 12)
Row 2: With rightside facing you, pick up elongated stitches on the side of our sock. Total of 12 (14, 16) sts.
Row 3: With new needle, knit across 21 (24, 28) that have been on hold, the instep sts.
Row 4: With new needle, pick up elongated stitches on the side of our sock. Total of 12 (14, 16) sts.
At this point you have 54 (62, 72) sts total. 21 (24, 28) instep sts and 33 (38, 44) gusset and heel sts.

Gusset:
Row 1: Knit plan round to start of heel, then knit 5 (5, 6) sts more.
Now you’re centered in your heel. This is now the start of a new row. Place a marker if you need to.
Row 2: Knit to 3 sts before the instep, k2tog, K1, knit across instep sts, K1, SSK, knit to end of round. (2 sts dec)
Row 3: Knit.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3, 6 (7, 8) times – 42 (48, 56) sts

Foot:
Knit all rounds until sock measures 7 (8, 9) inches from back of heel, or 2 1/2 inches less than foot length.

Toe Shaping:
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Knit to 3sts before instep, k2tog, k1, k1, ssk, knit to 3sts before end on instep, k1, k2tog, k1, ssk, knit to end.
Row 3: Knit.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3, 3 (4, 5) times – 26 (28, 32) sts.
Repeat Row 2, 4 (5, 6) times – 10 (8, 8) sts.

Cut yarn. Weave through remaining sts, pull tight to close. Weave in ends.
Repeat for second sock.

Tip: For the instep sts, you can place whatever pattern you can fit within those stitches for a more customize look.

Song:
“Bright Wish”

Pattern From: An issue of Creative Knitting Magazine

EDIT: The Gusset Set Up row has been fixed. The stitch count was off. Hope this fix works.

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
ssk = slip next stitch, slip next stitch, knit those 2 together off right needle
k2tog = knit next two stitches together
sl = slip next stitch

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